Released in June 2013, Tom Odell’s debut album Long Way Down shot straight to number one. He heard the news whilst performing on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury that year.
Described by The Telegraph as “utterly compelling”, singles from the album including Can’t Pretend, Hold Me and the gargantuan Another Love illustrate a song-writing maturity
beyond his years.
This has resulted in his achieving the ultimate industry accolade of Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards as well as previously winning the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award for 2013.
Chosen to perform the soundtrack to this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, the 24-year-old has added his vocals to a cover of John Lennon’s classic Real Love.
Commenting on his forest gigs, Tom Odell said: “This will be a whole new experience for me. I can’t wait to bring my live show to the woods and I hope to see you there.”
He plays Dalby Forest on Thursday June 25.